A MUGGER smashed a man in the head with a hammer during a robbery in the West Village, police said Tuesday.
The 37-year-old victim, who moved to the U.S.from France two months ago, was walking down W. Third St. when the crook crept up behind him and cracked him in the skull at 11:40 p.m. on Monday, cops said.
"I gave him whatever I had," the victim, who only had 5 euros, told the Daily News. "He hit me like he was trying to kill me."
Medics took the victim -- who didn't want to be named -- to Bellevue Hospital, officials said.